JOHN D. GALL: FABLES & FANTASY


April 17, 2009 – May 26, 2009

Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery

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JOHN D. GALL
Fables & Fantasy
April 17 - May 26, 2009

Reception for the artist
Friday, April 17th
7-9 pm


FABLES AND FANTASY FROM THE PLAYFUL PRINTMAKER

Knowledge is his broad philosophic base and North Carolina printmaker John Gall has created a large collection of compositions reflecting this subject. An exhibit of Gall’s clever original drawings, intaglios and prints, primarily in black and white, many with a slash of bright orangey-red, will be on display at Adam Cave Fine Art, Friday, April 17th until May 26th.

Imagine “Moving Knowledge”. As Gall perceives it, a funny little man is pushing a wheelbarrow full of letters. This is typical of his whimsy. In another, a muscular man is balancing a huge batch of symbols, Greek letters and other recognizable language elements over his head, aptly titled “Burden of Proof”. One small intaglio and chine colle has our amusing “Man Juggling Knowledge”.

John Gall considers himself a storyteller/printmaker, creating art as metaphor or narrative. He finds the subjects invented from his imagination to be the most precious to him, always fresh and unique to the viewer. The majority of his work is etching (intaglio), but he also works with woodblocks and in mixed media on paper employing watercolors, acrylic and colored pencils.

He has had many solo exhibitions in North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. Numbering among his many awards are inclusion, in 2008, in the 20th University of Dallas National Print Invitational, and other invitational group shows at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin and Arkansas State University.

 

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